From The Car Connection:
We've spilled a lot of ink discussing the most congested cities for drivers. But what about the most dangerous states for auto-related deaths?
The 2016 Toyota Corolla is this year's version of car that has epitomized basic, trouble-free, and relatively comfortable transportation for 40 years now. And a new effort to keep its technology up to date and add at least a bit of flair to the design has made it more appealing.
Honda is recalling nearly 6,800 Honda Accord Hybrids from the 2014 and 2015 model years. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those vehicles may suffer from an electrical flaw that could disable the car's gasoline engine, leaving the vehicles to travel on battery power alone.
2016 BMW M4 GTS
For anyone thinking the BMW M division has become a little soft over the years, may we introduce the new 2016 BMW M4 GTS. The car is the production version of the M4 GTS concept car unveiled earlier this year and is the first of the M division’s special models to be confirmed for the United States.
Subaru is gearing up for this month’s Tokyo Motor Show with two concept cars that preview new production models from the Japanese firm. One is the third iteration of Subaru’s Viziv (short for “Vision for innovation”) line of SUV concepts and is thought to preview the next-generation XV Crosstrek, while the other is confirmed to be a preview of the next-generation Impreza compact.
It’s been confirmed that a version of Ford’s 5.0-liter ‘Coyote’ V-8 found in the Mustang GT will be used by British sports car brand TVR for its comeback. But TVR won’t be using an off-the-shelf unit; rather, it will use an upgraded version built by legendary engine builder and tuner Cosworth.
Lamborghini Urus concept
The Italian supercar maker Lamborghini has abandoned any plans to use a plug-in hybrid powertrain in its sports cars in the near future. But instead it’s doubling down on the technology, and looking to use it where it might be best appreciated by the market: in its upcoming Urus sport-utility vehicle.
Thus far, it's a been a quiet start to the third week of the Volkswagen diesel-emission cheating scandal. Eight years' worth of VW TDI models, both new and used, have been taken off sale at the company's North American dealerships.
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk is famous for tweeting bits of key product and company information. Looks like he's done it again, referring to a 'Model Y' that may have falcon doors as one of two future products, the other being the Model 3 affordable sedan Tesla plans to put into production late in 2017.